StoryTeller

by Rob Tunbridge

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1.
You offered me an illusion of life But then you killed it with a flash of your knife You gave me your heart—Gave nothing at all Looking at you I wonder if it meant anything at all CHORUS ‘cos I’m looking in your blue eyes like ice And your words they cut like the edge of a knife Looking at you I think of sapphire & steel Hard and unyielding , cold and unreal Looking at you I think of sapphire & steel Sapphire & steel, so cold and unreal You came with your magic and you offered me light You drank my whiskey then you stayed the night But you never told me—How sweet life could be You used me, abused me, and you never let me break free CHORUS It wasn’t until you left me that night That I saw the tunnel at the end of the light You came in the darkness—Left the same way You showed me my heart but then you broke it when you went away CHORUS Sapphire & steel; Sapphire & steel
2.
Sweet little Suzie, you said you'd be mine Sweet little Suzie, all of the time You make light, of the darkest day You always know the right thing to say CHORUS Now I find that you're on my mind and there's nothing I can do to change it I never knew anyone could make me feel this way It's so strange, that I'm, hanging on your every word As if I've never, ever heard you say such things but you know, I know, you know, just how to pull my strings Make me do anything. Sweet little Suzie, you call me onm the phone Sweet little Suzie, to say when you'll be home You find time, make everything alright You like to kiss me, holding on so tight CHORUS Sweet Little Suzie, you read me like a book Sweet little Suzie, got that knowing look You do things, that I like to do You often tell me, that you like to do them too CHORUS
3.
In the Hammer house of horror You can see her standing there Dressed in black, with a snake on her back Fire for her hair CHORUS They play rock 'n' roll ' cos it's good for the soul She is a devil in disguise Playing mean, they make the scene The band really lays it down. In the Hammer house of horror When they turn the lights down low She comes on the stage, the band starts to play And then begins the show CHORUS And from the stage, she seeks their praise She leads them in their chant Woman from the darkness Give us what, give us what the others can't. In the Hammer house of horror When the music's playing loud There's nowhere to flee, 'cos she's taken you To places you shouldn't see CHORUS
4.
I never wanted to be anybody but who I am Never followed the fashion trends I just, don't give a damn 'cos I'm, one in a million not a, face in the crowd And I can stand proud I never worried what people say, I am who I am And if they don't like me well I just, don't give a damn 'cos I'm, one in a million not a, face in the crowd And I can stand proud There are lessons I've had to learn, to know who I am And those lessons ain't always been easy but, that's part of the plan To make me, one in a million, not a face in the crowd And I can stand proud Yes, I'm one in a million, not a, face in the crowd And I can stand proud I know who I am I know who I am
5.
I saw you walking past my window The sunlight played upon your hair I wish that I was walking with you But, you no longer care CHORUS And the nights are cold and dark For you're not here All that's left, for me to hold are, Memories & tears I tried to talk to you this morning But when I called you were not there I can't believe a thing you told me For you no longer care CHORUS I thought I'd put the words on paper But I couldn't find the rhyme Anyway, why should I try now? For you no longer care CHORUS
6.
No, No, No! 03:51
There's a film I'd like to see It's a sad story 'bout a pretty lady Made by Walt Disney but you'll say.... CHORUS No! no, no, No! No, no, no! You don't want to know No, no, no! No, no, no! You don't want to know I would really like to get ta know ya You're the one I'd like to meet But my tongue gets tied and I start to tremble Your rejection would be hard to take if you said... CHORUS I think the chance is there for taking Or would you laugh and put me down? Is this love or infatuation? I just can't read this situation... CHORUS I see ya talking to your best friend You look my way and my ears they burn I'd like to know what words you're saying about me do they concern? But you'll say... CHORUS You're in my dreams when I am sleeping You fill my head when I'm awake My friend's say that I'm crazy A guy like me you'd never take you'd just say... CHORUS
7.
Golden bodies on a sunburnt beach Semi-naked, look so sweet Forbidden fruit is the heart's desire Come on girl, take it to the wire CHORUS Ooo! You can look but, You'd better not touch Ooo! You can look but, You'd better not touch Incase they like it too much Long tall drinks in hidden bars Coastline cruising, convertable cars Bodies entwine, in love's embrace Don't know who just enjoy the face CHORUS New romance in the summer sun Fairground dramas, having fun Brief liasons who's to say So near, so far, you've gotta live for today
8.
We've talked through the night and now the dawn is breaking On leaden skies, the rain is falling, You say: "It's all OK". But I'm not convinced, I think there's something more That you're not telling me, It's written on your face and You must think I'm blind but, I know you so well and You like stories to tell your friends when You're alone you say: "Oh! It's alright." But I'm not, I'm not so sure We've talked through the day and now the sun is setting On leaden skies, the rain is falling, You say: "It's all OK". But I'm not convinced, I think there's something more That you're not telling me, It's written on your face and You must think I'm blind but, I know you so well and You like stories to tell your friends when You're alone you say: "Oh! It's alright." But I'm not, I'm not so sure
9.
Blue 04:19
Open your eyes, see through his lies He'll be no good for you He'll break your heart, tear you apart With those eyes, so blue CHORUS You've played his games before He left you crying on the floor There's nothing left for you That's why you're feeling oh so blue So blue, so blue He took your dreams, twisted them 'round Left you in tears, to drown He was so cruel, but you were the fool You took it all, lying down, CHORUS He cast his spell, made your life hell You kept it all locked inside He broke your heart, tore you apart With those eyes so blue CHORUS
10.
She Got... 03:19
She got a boyfriend but says it won't last He doesn't understand tries making moves to fast She got her future plans mapped out in her mind gonna enjoy herself, while she got the time CHORUS She got nails electric blue She got a false tattoo She got glitter in her hair She got clothes her father says look like underwear But she don't care, care. She got a poster on her bedroom wall put it up, said that it looked so cool She got some money going out with her friends gonna blow it all on the latest fashion trends CHORUS She got the kind of mind that likes to think don't want to spend her life tied to no kitchen sink She got her future plans mapped out in her mind gonna enjoy herself while she got the time CHORUS
11.
I can hear you whispering my name Never knew that I could feel this way No-one can solve the mystery, of why you're here with me And I can see that look in your eyes Yes, there's that look in your eyes CHORUS There's so much I want to say, but I don't know how If I write a million words, they could not explain A tired clichémight be, but you swept me off my feet A thousand words my heart might say but my head gets in the, it gets in the, it gets in the way Then there's that look in your eyes I keep you picture here with me 'cos your smiling face I like to see My friends don't understand and I cannot explain how I can see that look in your eyes Yes there's that look in your eyes CHORUS I can feel your kiss upon my cheek Think of you and my heart double flips is it fate or destiny, that has you dancing close to me? Oh! And I can see that look in your eyes Yes there's that look in your eyes CHORUS
12.
She is an angel, but she bears the scars Of thinking love would protect her, be her magic charm She wears violent bruises upon her skin Knows that leaving him is the only way the only way to win CHORUS 'cos she's running tonight from the hurt and the shame Running tonight escaping the pain Running tonight hopes it will work out right she said she's running, running tonight She wakes in the morning still wrapped in his arms He begs her forgiveness she says it's his final chance She wears violent bruises upon her skin Knows that leaving him is the only way the only way to win CHORUS She is an angel, living in hell He said he'd love her and protect her She wears violent bruises upon her skin Says that leaving him is the only way, the only way to win CHORUS
13.
Last night as I was sleeping, you were in my head A memory long buried, that I thought was dead You came back to haunt me in the midnight hour There's so much I want to say, but where should I start? CHORUS So what are you doing now and if you don’t mind me asking who are you with? Are they treating you alright or in the dark of night is it my arms that you miss? Today as I was walking, on my own through town I thought I saw you standing there but a stranger turned around I felt my heart switch to overload Memories play out their lies, now our love is cold CHORUS Last night as I was sleeping, you were in my bed A thousand faded memories that we, both thought were dead Tears of crystal rolled down your cheeks I don't recall what was said, to make you cry CHORUS

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This album was originally made available in the summer of 2000. It was recorded between February - June 2000, using a 4 track tape deck (in Rob's Mum's frontroom), a Yamaha PSR 540 keyboard, electric & acoustic guitar(s) & Rob's voice.

The album cover was designed by Mike Carrington, one of Rob's friends, who worked with him at a printing company in Chelmsford.

The tracks have been gently remastered and tweaked, for this release, but still carry the rawness of the original mixes.

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released April 20, 2016

All songs written, composed & performed by Rob Tunbridge.

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Rob Tunbridge Chelmsford, UK

Rob Tunbridge is a singer/songwriter, based in Chelmsford, Essex England.
His music draws on his love of Glam Rock from the 70's and Synth Pop from the early 80's and was once described by a music critic as: "Status Quo, meets Erasure, crashes with Depeche Mode and Slade, the result being, a unique style of music that can only be classified as Rob Tunbridge!" ... more

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